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Omarvelous
04-15-2007, 07:34 PM
Copy n pasted from FGlasForums.com



Ok left my other cam in NY, so will have to due with these pics so far...

Just wood..

http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/4079/cimg0178dj5.jpg (http://img462.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cimg0178dj5.jpg)

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/158/cimg0166mm0.jpg (http://img172.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cimg0166mm0.jpg)

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8898/cimg0165oy8.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cimg0165oy8.jpg)


Box is 4.4 gross, custom made to fit the 07 Maxima (6th gen)

Will be glassing the front in a few days!

There is a 3rd baffle piece that fits on top, to cover the mount holes, and is the piece i will actually be glassing to. It's a 2 part front. Those to will mount to the top piece using 3/8" 5/8" t-nuts and 3" bolts AND nuts!

Also will have some acrylic in the mix for lighting (that's for later)

Omarvelous
04-15-2007, 07:35 PM
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Thought i'd give yall a lil update..... might have seen some already..... in the other thread...

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/4033/img029lq4.jpg (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img029lq4.jpg)
This is how i'm resolving the issue of hiding my mount holes, WHILE allowing for easy change of sub.

The top baffle will be glassed in with the removable top. Mount the sub into the bottom baffle.

Will sandwich a acrylic sheet in there to give it some light around the surround.

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8431/img031eo1.jpg (http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img031eo1.jpg)
This is how it'll sit in. Got it hot glued in.


http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/109/img033nf9.jpg (http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img033nf9.jpg)
Test Fit, Notice it sits higher then the box, i changed my mind when i was gluing, added 3/4" to the elevation, which i'll go back and add pieces to fill. Did this mainly because needed more room in back to easily glass JUST the back of the box and not have to do any glassing to the top piece, just resin/prrep/paint.

Also, i felt it needed more depth

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9629/img039ic2.jpg (http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img039ic2.jpg)
Thats the lycra on it, b4 the "accident". I've since went with Fleece, u'll get those pics next post.

Omarvelous
04-15-2007, 07:35 PM
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2 layers of 8oz FG Cloth

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4585/img051wb5.jpg (http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img051wb5.jpg)

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7070/img047pl8.jpg (http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img047pl8.jpg)

How many layers of 8oz would i need? Only was able to do half, ran out of material, so i re up, should finish later this week. Thinking 3 layers is enough...

Question....

I had originally intended on JUST glassing the section that I cut out, as seen in the above pics. Had it rabbeted n all....

But after messing up on the fabric.... while attempting to staple the fleece, I had to resort to using the outside edge of the top piece.

Now my question is.... should i just resin that piece as well? Or Cut out the extra?

I'm thinking of just resining down the extra , so i don't have to worry about blending it later on.

These are the pics with the middle piece resined, and the extra ot resined.
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/3740/img050ve6.jpg (http://img442.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img050ve6.jpg)

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/601/img049cn6.jpg (http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img049cn6.jpg)

Calikid
04-15-2007, 07:36 PM
i been looking at it on the other forum, Nice Job so far, looking good

baseballer1100
04-15-2007, 07:44 PM
nice.

lrgnation
04-15-2007, 07:53 PM
very nice, I would say 3 8oz layers would be suffiecent. four layers wouldn't hurt tho. Do whatever you have the resin for.

blackbonnie
04-15-2007, 10:00 PM
looking good so far

Eugenics
04-15-2007, 10:03 PM
run that bish inverted fewl

Trey803
04-15-2007, 10:04 PM
What was "the accident"? And just about fiberglassing in general how do you know tha internal volume of a fiberglass enclosure before you actually make it and then stuff it with something to measure the volume?(Esp. with lost of curves and stuff) Are you guys using calculus to measure the volumes of these things?

Omarvelous
04-15-2007, 10:51 PM
Thx guys... more to come


run that bish inverted fewl

That another reason why i slanted it up..... in case i wanna MOON ppl! :naughty:



What was "the accident"? And just about fiberglassing in general how do you know tha internal volume of a fiberglass enclosure before you actually make it and then stuff it with something to measure the volume?(Esp. with lost of curves and stuff) Are you guys using calculus to measure the volumes of these things?

This is the accident....

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7056/img043nr7.jpg

Was using Lycra..... didn't pull enough!

Well, the 4.4 is the vol of the box itself, as in if it was a straight top piece.

so i added some vol to offset the FG shape i'm adding.

I plan to fill in the top part with peanuts, and use that to best guess how much vol it takes up.

Packing peanuts is one way of finding the vol of irregular shapes, you could use sand, or the BEST water..... but as u know water n MDF don't mix well.

Then measure the peanuts in a square/rectangular box, count how many you fill = Y, then get vol of box times Y

Eugenics
04-15-2007, 10:54 PM
Thx guys... more to come



That another reason why i slanted it up..... in case i wanna MOON ppl! :naughty:



secksi!

skeptikal
04-15-2007, 11:32 PM
looks good so far. i may have missed it but are those holes in the top for ports? decided on a tuning?

Omarvelous
04-15-2007, 11:57 PM
looks good so far. i may have missed it but are those holes in the top for ports? decided on a tuning?

Correctamundo!

2x 3" - tuned low... thinking 28-35ish, haven't figured it out yet. :crap:

skeptikal
04-16-2007, 12:03 AM
i love 35 hz tuning.

you picked a finish?

Omarvelous
04-16-2007, 01:08 AM
i love 35 hz tuning.

you picked a finish?



Welll..... not sure yet!

I'm planning on placing a plexi piece on top of this piece (layer 1), layer 2 of the top. Then lighting that. It would hang slightly over the edges. Then another layer, layer 3, on top of that, same as layer 1, out of 1/4" MDF.

So i was thinking maybe flocking the layer 1 like a red, and sueding the layer 3, black. Or vice versa.

Going for a black/red theme.

Omarvelous
04-24-2007, 01:59 PM
for my fellow maxi's

A few more pictures.... i know how much you all love pictures...

Checking the fitment of first piece
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5292/snv30394ic0.jpg

Both Pieces fitted
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/3593/snv30395rr5.jpg

About 3/4" of clearance
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/149/snv30396lw3.jpg

Very tight fit in the back of the Max
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4954/snv30400cb2.jpg

Showing the room, can still access spare
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/7531/snv30401lt1.jpg

This is it for the maxima section. And this was pre fiberglassing, a lil old.

Omarvelous
04-24-2007, 01:59 PM
Now on to the box and glassing

Doing over my curves, using a template, made from the top of a garbage bin, it was the perfect shape
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9409/snv30402fq4.jpg

Top Shots
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6811/snv30403rm1.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1830/snv30407mq4.jpg

FAST FORWARD to yesturday

Completed the glassing 4-6layers and milled fg
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7977/snv30490sy8.jpg

Top shot and stand/jump test. Being 220, it passed.
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9231/snv30492hp0.jpg

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6800/snv30493ww7.jpg

Cutting out the circle. First i hacked away most of the softer material, then trimmed the rest with router.
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/2612/snv30495do5.jpg

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/8595/snv30496km9.jpg

Omarvelous
04-24-2007, 02:00 PM
Test fitment.... With *** out! Kinda wish i thought about inverting it permanently.... after seeing this i wanted to leave it out, but i like having options. If i wanted to make it permanent, i would have made the concave drop lower in the box.
http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/8125/snv30501dy4.jpg

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/403/snv30502od0.jpg

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/2860/snv30503ey1.jpg

Planning on doing an insert, so i masked it up.
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2962/snv30504nq8.jpg

Shown with *** in the box.
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9232/snv30506iw2.jpg

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7086/snv30507xw5.jpg

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4310/snv30508bc1.jpg

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/3589/snv30509tc2.jpg

Puppet Master
04-24-2007, 02:02 PM
looks great

denim
04-24-2007, 04:51 PM
This is going to be cool.

munchies
04-24-2007, 05:00 PM
cant wait to see the finished project. going to look sexayy